The second season of “Empire” will be making its debut this Fall and the masterminds behind the hip-hop drama have enlisted more A-list musicians and actors to make appearances on the show.
Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz, and funny man Chris Rock have been confirmed to have guest appearances in the upcoming season, with rapper Eminem and Oprah Winfrey “supposedly” making cameos.
Additionally, singer and songwriter Ne-Yo will be contributing to Timbaland’s production crew for the accompanying soundtrack.
While there’s already a star-studded line-up for season two, there are other artists that would make the show even more interesting, and would help break even more ratings records.
The only way the feud between “Power” and “Empire” can end peacefully is if 50 Cent makes his grand appearance. It would be even more interesting if he were to reprise his role as “Kanan,” which would link both shows about the music industry’s most tyrannic record labels.
It’s been a while since Drake put his acting skills to the true test. No, his five-second cameo in Anchorman 2 doesn’t count. His last authentic movie role was in Ice Age 4, and it’s been years since he portrayed Jimmy on “Degrassi.” If he were to have more than a musical cameo, “Empire” could serve as his official return to television. Imagine if he tried to snatch Cookie from Lucious while he’s locked up… sound familiar?
The “2 On” singer is no stranger to the world of acting. Before she released her debut album Aquarius, Tinashe got her first break in the TV film Cora Unashamed and also lent her voice, along with Tom Hanks, in the animated feature film The Polar Express. She even had a recurring role as Jake’s girlfriend on “Two And A Half Men” back in 2008. Now, as a beautiful and success singer, Tinashe could entice the men of the cast and make waves on “Empire.”
With Frank Ocean making his comeback this year, a guest role on “Empire” would be perfect publicity. Ocean could premiere one of his new singles from his upcoming album on the show. As a plot twist, the writers could also write him in as a recurring character who puts a dent in Jamal’s relationship with Ryan Morgan. That is, if he’s open-minded enough to make that happen.
If Azealia Banks could be as entertaining as she is on Twitter, then she may fit in well with the cast of “Empire.” Although Banks has never acted, she has acted a fool. We all know how much her outlandish views and derogatory slurs towards rappers draw all kinds of attention. Banks could definitely play the “frienemy” on the show who does whatever dirty trick possible to get her way.
Who else should be on “Empire” this season? Let us know in the comments!